Skateboard team chosen in Alberni

Four lucky teens are the inaugural members of the new Totally Board Surf Company's skate team in Port Alberni.

Logan Janney pulls a move during his tryout for the Totally Board Surf Co. skate team tryouts. Janney and three other skateboarders made the team.



There’s a new team in town and they’re not playing hockey, softball or basketball.

Four lucky teens are the inaugural members of the new Totally Board Surf Company’s skate team in Port Alberni.

The team’s roster consists of Taylor Lee, Brantyn Wong, Cameron Cootes and Logan Janney.

The four beat out more than a dozen skateboarders age 12-18 during tryouts held at Port Alberni’s Gyro skate park on Tuesday night.

Skaters moved with the dexterity of gymnasts as they jumped, twisted, grabbed air, and spun during a series of moves in the park.

The competition was close but the winning four wouldn’t be denied.

Each skater who tried out received a complimentary T-shirt from the sponsor.

The winning four will be outfitted with equipment, discounted gear and competition entry fees.

The team’s first competition will be in Tofino on the July 1 weekend.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Alberni’s Anne Ostwald named a finalist for Premier’s Award

Alberni District Secondary School teacher encourages students to find their passion

Tofino and Ucluelet prepare for daytime Hwy. 4 closures and eight-hour power outage

“We know that there’s never a good time for an outage and thank the community for their patience.”

Port Alberni’s Healthy Harvest Farm closing

Operation will merge with Hupacasath Community Garden

Port Alberni Black Sheep hang on to win season opener

Sheep face James Bay Rugby Club in first game of the season

Port Alberni man arrested for breaking windows

29-year-old Port Alberni resident was caught breaking a window in a local residence

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Canadian air force short 275 pilots

Attrition outpaces recruitment and training claims Air Force

Teacher suspended after physically shushing, saying ‘shut up’ to student

Grade 5 student reported feeling ‘confused and a little scared’

A B.C. society helps to reforest Crown land after wildfires

Forest Enhancement Society of BC focuses on wildfire mitigation and the reforestation

Most Read